Monday, June 22, 2009

What They Really Want

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski on the neocons’ goal with Iran:

Referring to those who are criticizing Obama for not being tougher, “One of the paradoxes here domestically is that many of the people who call for the most energetic involvement by Obama in the process, they simply would prefer to have an American-Iranian showdown.

“Whereas, in fact, if there is a change of regime in Iran, there’s a greater chance of accommodation.” Looking down the road, Zbig adds, “…once we no longer have a Manichean, black-and-white, good-and-evil type of a regime confronting us in a hostile fashion, it will be easier to deal with the specific problems that we confront.”

As Andrew Sullivan reminds us, the one thing the neocons want is war with Iran. Or anyone, actually; it’s how they see our role in the world.

So explain to me how that’s any different than the despots and dictators we’re trying to defeat.